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First E-Bikes Arrive in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren First E-Bikes Arrive in Columbus

Lime has placed the first rentable e-bikes onto the streets of Columbus. E-bikes, also called pedal assist bikes, are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated power boost. A Lime spokesperson said that the new bikes were deployed starting the second week of October around the Ohio State University campus. The company will monitor […]

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More Changes Coming to Parsons Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Changes Coming to Parsons Avenue

Work will continue through the fall on the latest round of streetscape improvements for Parsons Avenue. The scope of the project runs from Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street, and includes a resurfacing of the street and reconfigured travel lanes. “The Department of Public Service believes that this project will improve the traffic flow in this […]

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New CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed

Brent Warren Brent Warren New CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed

New CoGo bike share stations are being installed throughout Columbus, as well as in Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Bexley. Many of the two dozen-plus new stations are already stocked with bikes, and the attached kiosks – which feature touch-screens that enable users to buy one or three-day pass – are online and ready to […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

A plan to run a self-driving shuttle bus in a loop between the Scioto Peninsula and the new Smart Columbus Experience Center was first announced last summer. Today it was revealed that Michigan-based startup May Mobility will be operating the shuttles, and that other routes could be added in the future. Testing of the all-electric […]

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Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Smart Columbus opened its new Experience Center Downtown in June. Also revealed at that time was a plan to purchase a self-driving shuttle bus that will run in a loop between the new center and COSI. That project is still on track to open before the end of the year, but there have been a series […]

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Plans for Better Bike Lanes Sit on a Shelf

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plans for Better Bike Lanes Sit on a Shelf

Despite strong ridership and a generally favorable reception from the neighborhood, the city has no current plans to expand its network of on-street, protected bike lanes. For now, the 1.4-mile long Summit Street lane in the University District remains the only one. Reconfiguring city streets in a way that has the potential to inconvenience drivers […]

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Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

When plans for two new bike lanes stretching from Downtown to Hudson Street were first announced in 2015, it was clear that the project was meant to be a departure from the norm for the city. The City of Columbus, working closely with the advocacy group Yay Bikes!, had developed a plan for Fourth Street […]

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